Editor's Note: This story has been corrected. A previous version of this story included an incorrect date for "Dog Day" at Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Meridian. ---
It’s time to bundle up, sip some cider and head to Treasure Valley corn mazes and haunted attractions for a fall full of fun:
• At this year’sFarmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival
, you can get lost in the giant Peter Pan-themed maze that topped USA Today’s
in the country. You’ll also find acres of pumpkins to pick, hay rides, a petting zoo, face painting and the return of “The Creature” — the attraction that is fun by day, scary by night. Each Saturday has a different theme, including a day for dogs from 4 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 16 and “Candy in the Corn” on Oct. 31. New this year: The Bee-Line zip line course for all ages; Corncob Beach, an adult version of the popular kids Corncob Box (like a sandbox but filled with dried corn kernels); and a catch-and-release fishing pond.
Starting Oct. 2, you can get scared at the Field of Screams, an all-out thrill-and-chill-a-thon, with the return of your favorite gruesome, chain saw-wielders, creepy ghouls and a new “buried alive” experience. Details, 26
• Put on your blue-and-orange best and head toLinder Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
with its annual Boise State Bronco-themed maze. This year, it’s Jurassic World: The Original Bronco Fan Club.” You’ll also find a pumpkin patch, pony rides, a petting zoo, zip line course, Zombie Acres, mechanical bull rides and a climbing wall.
Starting Oct. 9, get spooked at the Trail of Terror, a haunted maze filled with ghosts and goblins, plus the vortex tunnel, haunted school bus and more. Details, 26
• Go for the scream atThe Haunted World
. You’ll find 30 acres of unearthly terrain, the Vertigo Tunnel, a torture chamber,Gristle’s
haunted corn maze (watch out for the chainsaw guy again) and the spooky asylumSkullvania
, where people check in and “never” check out. It opened earlier this month for weekend chills. The frights kick in every day except Sundays starting Oct. 2.Details, 26